POSITION SCOPE: The Recreational/Sports and Movement Aide Staff is responsible for supporting the design, implementation, and execution of our yard recesses and yard sports and movement classes for our scholars grades PreK-2nd grade. This position requires the candidate to be on campus four days a week working in an outdoor setting.
Work with the Sports and Wellness Lead Teacher and Playground Engagement Specialist to plan and implement engaging sports and movement activities during recess times.
Create a safe, engaging, and inclusive environment where all children are heard, supported, valued, and respected for their unique identity.
Provide a comfortable space where social emotional learning and character development are prioritized and valued.
Teach all students and athletes to play and to compete with integrity, sportsmanship, and good character, representing the values of Echo Horizon School.
Work collaboratively with S&W Lead Teacher, Classroom teachers and DHH teachers, and the Leadership Team.
Develop effective techniques of mainstreaming deaf and hard of hearing children into the Specialist activities.
Follow school policies and procedures as described in the faculty handbook.
Follow all state and local health and safety protocols related to COVID-19, including but not limited to masks, physical distancing, handwashing, and appropriate use and disinfecting of materials.
Develop and implement engaging activities of sports-based and movement skills for overall physical fitness within an inclusive and noncompetitive setting.
Plan and provide energetic and motivating activities that builds self-confidence in the student’s physical abilities and skill in resolving peer conflicts through activities that focus on ball skills, motor and balance skills, coordination, fitness, game strategies, sportsmanship and nutrition.
Report and document incidents of conflict or injury/illness to the Nurse and to your supervisor
*Other duties as assigned by the Director of Teaching and Learning
PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EDUCATION:
Possess a positive, engaging, adaptable mindset to support working in an ever-evolving environment
Knowledge of child development
Ability to work and communicate effectively and cohesively in a team situation
Adaptability to changing situations
First aid and CPR certification
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Proficiency with Mac computers, standard office computer programs and internet use
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Standing and sitting for extended periods of time
Ability to squat, bend and reach safely
Lifting up to 30 pounds
Ability to work outdoors with no temperature control